If you’ve just decided to use your large (or small) bit of land as a farm, there are a few tips that you will need to know if you expect to start producing crops that you can later sell.
First of all, don’t go into this if you think it will be easy money – it won’t be. You are expected to put a lot of time and effort in if you want the best crops, worthy enough to sell at a higher price.
Here are the basics to remember.
Don’t overwater your crops
Every plant is different and will need a watering schedule suited for it. This can change during the month and what growth cycle they are on, and because of this, people end up killing their crops because they drowned, and once that has been done, you can’t go back to save them.
You can look out for this by their color. If the leaves or petals start to turn yellow and limp looking, you may need to reduce how much water you’re giving them.
Give them enough water
It’s also very easy to kill your crops by not giving them enough water too. Although the symptoms of this are pretty similar to overwatering, so it’s important to make yourself aware of the difference. They may still turn yellow and get limp, but they will also be looking very dry, and may even shrivel up at the ends.
Correctly transplant your crops
The more you move around with your crops, whether this be when you first plant them, or when you remove them for selling – you have to be so very careful otherwise your crops will suffer from ‘transplant shock.’ This can be from pulling them out too soon; traumatizing the roots, or planting them without giving them enough time to adjust.
You can avoid this by being cautious when handling, and make sure they have enough water during this stage.
If you wish to expand your business in the future, you will want to consider building an area for steel sheds that can be used as separate storage, whether that be for tools, more crops and even livestock. You will need to go through the compaction process to strengthen the soil so you can build a structure confidently on top. You can then think about what you would like to use it for. If you did want to keep livestock, make sure that you do all the appropriate research when it comes to the type of animal and its breed, as every breed will need different care.
Plant for the right season
If you don’t do this, you can expect to lose a lot of your profit as they won’t be available for consumers at the right time. If you’re planting indoors, the rules aren’t as strict, as you can control how much light and heat they get by yourself. But when planting outside, make sure you have all the correct information about the crop before you put them down in the soil.
Keep a timetable and make note of everything that you’re planting, along with the dates and times.
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